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Aug 10, 2013 5:25pm EDT
civilians. washington, but our civilians live all over the country. aty are not people that work desks in washington. they're people that fix airplanes and other essentials things. these folks have had their pay frozen for three years. they have had a hiring freeze. now we're taking 1/5 of their paycheck in the last quarter of the year. it is causing many to have to change their family plans and not do things they had hoped to do for the kids. it is a miserable way to treat people. i talk to audiences of civilians. i say, i do not know why you put up with us. except i do know. they are there for the mission. they care about defending the country. otherwise, they would tell us to go to hell and leave. but they care and are dedicated. they do not deserve this kind of treatment. these are the things that happen as a result of cuts that are very steep and fast. to taked more time cuts like the cuts we've already taken, we approach it strategically. we say there are things we do not need any more. we can phase this out. what kinds of capabilities do not need any more? we get rid of the old
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